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Old May 6th, 2016, 05:54 PM   #2061
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Usui Pass Railway Museum is in my trip plan, of course. I wanna operate a EF63 there.
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Old May 7th, 2016, 10:20 AM   #2062
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Usui Pass Railway Museum is in my trip plan, of course. I wanna operate a EF63 there.
Be sure to book nice and early for any dates that suit you. It is very popular and I missed out but it was also the start of the May Golden Week too. I still enjoyed watching the lucky guys I saw driving it under instruction.
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Old May 13th, 2016, 10:20 AM   #2063
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Old May 18th, 2016, 08:40 PM   #2064
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Today, a Tobu commuter train derailed on the Tobu Tojo Line, near Naka-Itabashi Station.

http://www.japantoday.com/category/n...-line-in-tokyo

My friend lives in Itabashi. She would go to Ikebukuro by Tobu train. But, because this derailment and confusion (she lives near derailment site), she went to Ikebukuro by her motorbike.
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Old May 28th, 2016, 12:11 PM   #2065
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The Blue Ribbon Award is an award presented annually in Japan since 1958 by the Japan Railfan Club. It is awarded for railway vehicles that entered service in the previous year and voted by members as being the most outstanding design of the year. The Laurel Prize is presented annually since 1961. It is awarded for railway vehicles that entered service in the previous year and voted by the selection committee as having the most outstanding functional and design features.


This year, the Blue Ribbon was awarded to the Hanshin Electric Railway 5700 series EMU.

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Type 5700 EMU is appreciated the performance that specialized state-of-the-art in the rolling stock for exclusive use of the local train to push introduction of new technology and the standardization of rolling stock, and to have the concept that pursued “Gentleness to a Person” by the passenger service improvement and “Gentleness to the Earth” by the environment load reduction. These characters are strongly appealing and the committee selects as Blue Ribbon Prize.
Laurel Prize 2016 for HB-E210 Hybrid DMU (JR-East) and New 260 series EMU (Yokkaichi Asunarou Railway).

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Type HB-E210 Hybrid DMU embodied an environmental performance enhancement, the improvement of the passenger service, reduction for the maintenance administrative expense by a diesel hybrid system, the stainless steel body of 3 doors, and it was evaluated that it was the superior rolling stock which greatly contributed to the transport by railway in the suburbs of the future local city. The committee selects type HB-E210 Hybrid DMU as laurel Prize.



Type new 260 EMU is overcame the severe condition under the 762mm gauge railway necessary and enough as the rolling stock in these days, such as adopting air-conditioning system, the deployment of apparatus reliability and maintenance, and improvement of passenger facilities. The committee evaluated these characteristic and selects as Laurel Prize.
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Here is the ranking of 1st prizes by companies:

8 > JNR (✝1987)
8 > KINTETSU
7 > ODAKYU
5 > JR-EAST
4 > MEITETSU (Nagoya Railroad)
3 > JR-KYUSHU
2 > KEISEI and JR-Central/West
1 > Seibu, Hankyu, Enoshima Electric Railway, Hakone Tozan Railway, Keikyu, Izukyu, JR-Hokkaido, Tobu, Nankai, JR-West, JR-Shikoku, JR-Freight, Toyama Light Rail, Tokyo Metro, JR-East/West, and Hanshin.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_R...Award_(railway)
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Old May 28th, 2016, 01:07 PM   #2066
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The 762 mm gauge 260 Series EMU is actually a very impressive accomplishment considering they had to install full air conditioning on such a physically small train. Note the A/C compressor unit on top of the trainset is very well integrated into the roof.
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Old May 28th, 2016, 02:30 PM   #2067
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260 Series has a retro design. And it is so beautiful! Ah, and this is the most advanced narrow-gauge train of the world.
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Hakuba to Tokyo by way of Yamanashi

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Old June 7th, 2016, 08:13 PM   #2070
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Old June 7th, 2016, 08:32 PM   #2071
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Nagaragawa is misspelled.
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Old June 8th, 2016, 06:14 AM   #2075
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Nagaragawa is misspelled.
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Sagano line , Kyoto

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Thank you for fixing it.

And thank you very much for these videos.
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